Vineland, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: How much can a landlord raise the rent on a home in Millville, NJ?

My new landlord bought my home in October 2022. He raised my rent from $965.00 to $1250.00 per month and had me sign a 2 month lease which brings me to the end of the year. Now he has decided that he will be raising my rent beginning Jan. 1. He wants to raise it to 1500 or 1600 per month. Is he allowed to do this? Do I have any rights in this? I cannot afford this amount. I am barely affording the $1250.00. What can I do?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Check with the municipality if there is some rent control or stabilization program in effect. Also call your county's legal aid office for assistance. Otherwise the Landlord can charge whatever is deemed to be in the Landlord's best economic interest.

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